The Compulsive Reader: Summer Loving

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Loving

The Fourth of July may have passed, but we still have a lot of summer left (if this heat is any indication)! I am a huge fan of summer reads--and not boring, dry, assigned things like Moby-Dick, but the fun, summery, romantic books that remind you of beaches and sunshine. I tend to like mine with a little bit of substance, which is why I am enjoying and recommending these books for your beach bag:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

One summer to reconnect, to try and make up for past mistakes.

Read my review here.

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham

Their favorite band from middle school is reuniting for one last concert, against all odds. Can three ex-best friends reunite for the ten days it'll take for them to drive to see the final concert?

Review coming soon!

In Honor by Jessi Kirby

When Honor receives a letter from her brother who died in Iraq, and she sets out for California with his estranged best friend to carry out his last request.

Review coming soon!

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard

Bria discovers that the best trips are the ones that are unplanned, spontaneous, and way off course.

Read my review here.

The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy

Three sisters, three boys, one last summer together at the summer camp they love.

Read my review here.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

After years of watching the family next door, summer with the boy next door is not what Samantha was expecting at all.

Review coming soon!

Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abbie McDonald

When dumped by her best friend and long-time crush, Sadie launches Operation Get over Garrett Delaney in order to save her summer and her sanity.

Read my review here.

And of course, here are some classic picks from years previous:

The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

Heartbreak River by Tricia Mills

Stay by Deb Caletti

What are some of your favorite summer reads?


Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) said...

Awesome picks! I have Last Chance Summer on my reading list this summer, as well as the Jenny Han books -- they look fantastic!

Wanderlove and Amy & Roger are excellent choice -- two of my favourites. :)

Anonymous said...

All of these are awesome Summer Reads! I want to read so many of them - and have read plenty too! LOL

Great, awesome picks

Mary Preston said...

A great selection. I'm looking forward to REUNITED.

Patricia said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I'm looking for a couple to take with me on vacation, and will check some of these out (and by the way, I loved Wanderlove! Thinking of taking it with me to read again).